Killary Sheep Farm, Leenane

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Get to know some of the rural traditions of Ireland at Killary Sheep Farm, a site with about 200 ewe and lambs. The owner, known for being friendly and knowledgeable, will greet you upon arrival and provide wet weather gear if needed. You will get to witness a skilled sheepdog demonstration, a sheep shearing demonstration using hand shears, and a turf cutting demonstration using slean. At the end of the tour, top it all off by feeding adorable orphan lambs. Demonstrations are held at set times, so consider checking the schedule before going. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Killary Sheep Farm by using our Leenane trip site .
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  • We were a bit too late in the season for sheep shearing and peat cutting, but it was well worth our time to visit. Owner Tom is very friendly and knowledgeable, but sheep dog Roy stole the show with h...  more »
  • This was a fantastic experience!! We were blown away by such a wonderful morning! We came in from Galway and the views along the way were beautiful! Tom was so welcoming and friendly! Excellent respon...  more »
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  • Tom is phenomenal and a great guy and his command of the dogs is outstanding. If you’ve never seen a working dog in action, this is a fantastic experience. It was very interesting to hear about the dogs tendencies and how Tom adjusts the training for each animal. Tom has insightful local knowledge too.
  • Fantastic experience and the highlight of our day. The farm is in such a beautiful location, and we got to watch a sheep herding demonstration, help shear a sheep, and bottle feed and hold lambs. A really unique experience, and great if you'd like to learn a bit about sheep farming and have a fun hands-on activity with sheep. Highly recommend!
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